Today is my day off between two challenges. Last night I launched my project on the 30 Day Challenge and today the Ultimate Blog Challenge starts.
I need a – however short – break now. I need to rest today. No “shoulds” on my to-do-list.
This does not meen collapsing on the sofa or watching TV.
Recharging means doing a short meditation, some Taoist exercises I learned, and being kind to myself.
Recharging my batteries means time for a walk along the river -watching the ducks, listening to the birds, all the green around me – it always helps. Re-connecting to nature, I feel calm, centered and open.
Creating helps, too, simply to create for fun. So I will do some knitting today. I love working with gorgeous colours and fine yarn – so today I’ll work on a beaded shawl in turquoise.
I don’t know how, but knitting relaxes me and gives me new ideas at the same time. Maybe because of the repetitions of the pattern, I don’t know.
Walking clears my head – knitting brings my focus back. (And I have something nice to wear when I am finished.)
What do you do to recharge?
7 thoughts on “Recharging my batteries”
Wow very interesting…listening to ducks as a part of recharging – that is awesome. Wonder which country u live – to have ducks in your vicinity. Reacharging to me – is mostly listening to music. Best relaxation i find in music. All the best for UBC
I live in Germany and we have ducks living along the river, where I love to walk. I love listening to music, too.
Taking a walk surely helps! I often do that when I want to recharge my self. Interesting ideas for recharging. 🙂
Zentangle® is one of my favorite creative pursuits and ways to unwind. It’s a meditative form of drawing that combines patterns in creative ways. Super fun! Glad you are taking a day to yourself, sounds wonderful. I also love long beach walks as a way to relax 🙂
Minette Riordan, Ph.D.
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Thanks Minette, that sounds interesting. I love walks along the beach, but that is something I only do in my holidays, I live too far from the ocean.
UBC buddy 😀